A farm‐scale trial to compare the effectiveness of polythene bags and wrapping of big bale silage was monitored for Listeria monocytogenes contamination. There was no significant difference between the level of L. monocytogenes found in wrapped and bagged big bale silage, but the work confirmed that big bale silage is prone to contamination by Listeria organisms, and that the degree of Listeria contamination could be significantly reduced by the removal of obviously spoiled material prior to feeding.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Grass and Forage Science|
|Publication status||Print publication - Mar 1989|